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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 36

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Steve Fox

Democratic
Attorney/Educator
68,755 votes (46.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Return our education system to its functional best, directing school districts to reduce administrative overhead and return funds to the CLASSROOM.
  • Protect citizens Rights from out of control county agencies by providing public oversight bodies and means of sanctioning agencies found out of line by the communities they SERVE.
  • Undo burdensome obstacles that are keeping small business from being able to compete with the corporations, creating jobs and new business opportunities for REGULAR Americans.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Attourney
Owner / Operator / Attorney, Self / Law Offices of Steve Fox (1994–current)
Assemblyman 36th District, California State Assembly — Elected position (2012–2014)
Director / Trustee, Antelope Valley College Board of Directors — Elected position (2005–2009)
Trustee, Antelope Valley Hospital Board — Elected position (1990–2004)
Teacher, Los Angeles County Unified School District (1984–1994)
Director, North Western Los Angeles County Resource Conservation District — Elected position (1979–1983)

Education

CSUN Doctorate in Law, Political Science (1980)

Who supports this candidate?

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (4)

Climate changes and the continuing drought worry many in California. What new strategies do you believe would ensure that California is able to both satisfy its water needs and protect the environment? Please be specific. 
Answer from Steve Fox:

Desalinization plants and water rehabilitation projects.

Many Californians are concerned about the influence of money in politics. What can the state legislature do to ensure that decision-making by elected officials is not swayed by moneyed interests at the expense of constituents?
Answer from Steve Fox:

Disallow undisclosed (private) funding of candidates for public office and the Super PAC's used to fund ads in their favor.

There are a variety of proposals to raise California's minimum wage. Many of these proposals face opposition from business groups who are concerned that they would kill jobs. Do you support increasing the minimum wage in California?  In your answer please explain your position on the relationship between wages and jobs with specific reference to the situation in your district. 
Answer from Steve Fox:

 

Not without addressing the inflation and artificial inflation methods of a certain few out of state business (corporations) that don't have California's and its working families' best interests in mind.

What are your top three fiscal priorities, recognizing the need to balance the state’s income with its spending?
Answer from Steve Fox:

 

No across the board cuts (instead 'gut' the bad programs and keep the good ones), continue the rainy day fund, 'One in, One out' (for the programs we end we open space for new efforts / language but no more) funding for programs.

Offer Tax Credits to attract new business to the state.

Take advantage of federal grant opportunities.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $152,927

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of FOX, STEVE
$102,300
2
California State Council of Laborers
$8,500
3
Intrenational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 47
$4,200
3
Laborers’ Local 300 Union
$4,200
3
Southern California District Council of Laborers
$4,200

More information about contributions

By State:

California 98.36%
District of Columbia 1.64%
98.36%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.75%)
Small contributions (0.25%)
99.75%

By Type:

From organizations (27.76%)
From individuals (72.24%)
27.76%72.24%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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